Aquarium Restaurant

Dive into a dining adventure at Opry Mills. Aquarium offers sensational seafood in a unique setting – guests dine around a 200,000 gallon tank featuring more than 100 species of colorful, tropical fish including sharks and stingrays. Menu selections range from burgers, chicken, and steaks to seafood platters. After your meal, take home an Under the Sea souvenir from the Treasure Chest Gift Shop. You can also make Aquarium part of your next field trip, birthday party or special event. Reservations are recommended at any time. Call (615) 514-FISH, visit aquariumrestaurants.com or become a fan on Facebook.

Café Lula at the Ryman

116 Fifth Avenue North. (615) 458-8700. Café Lula is now open! Located just outside the Ryman’s main entrance with floor to ceiling glass windows on three sides and a covered patio, Café Lula puts you in the middle of the excitement. The menu features fresh, healthy fare with an emphasis on rotisserie cooking and locally sourced ingredients available for both dine-in and grab-and-go service. Open daily 7 am to 7 pm with extended hours during nighttime Ryman events.  ryman.com

Claim Jumper

Claim Jumper is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering with friends and family. Open daily for lunch and dinner, with a vast selection of freshly prepared items including fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, freshly baked pot pie, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and our famous Six-Layer Chocolate Motherlode Cake. Or relax in the saloon to enjoy cocktails and Claim Jumper’s own craft beers. claimjumper.com

Cock of the Walk

2624 Music Valley Drive. 615-889-1930. Themed family Catfish restaurant with servers dressed in period attire! Cornbread flipped table side, in a rustic fun atmosphere. Fixings like coleslaw, beans, greens & skillet made cornbread. We also offer shrimp, chicken, combination platters and a nice selection of steaks. All fried items may be grilled upon request. “Possibly the best catfish in the nation.” – Craig Claiborne, former food critic for the N.Y. Times. Voted Best Catfish Restaurant for last three years running, MS Magazine statewide voting, and “2019 Best Catfish in Nashville” by Foursquare. cockofthewalkrestaurant.com

Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon

121 Third Avenue South. Johnny Cash’s Kitchen & Saloon is Nashville’s newest and most exciting 15,000 square foot venue, featuring cold drinks, live music and traditional Southern meat-and-three fare. The Kitchen & Saloon recreates the warmth, hospitality and authenticity of Johnny and June Carter Cash’s home and features many never-before-seen photos that share a glimpse into the simpler, day-to-day life of the superstar. Rustic wooden decor, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, and intricate stained glass windows depicting Cash’s life all help to recreate the welcoming atmosphere that was once offered at Johnny’s own table at his lakeside home just north of Nashville. That experience is now available to all Cash friends and fans alike in the heart of downtown Nashville, right next to the Johnny Cash Museum. Join us today to experience it yourself! jcashkitchen.com

Joe’s Crab Shack

123 Second Avenue South. Joe’s Crab Shack offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore. From its extensive menu, guests can choose from buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters and fish dishes, as well as options from the “mainland” that include steak, sandwiches, and chicken. Come eat at Joe’s and be a part of a fun experience! (615) 242-2722, joescrabshack.com

Nudie’s Honky Tonk

409 Broadway. The world famous Nudie’s Honky Tonk on Broadway resides in a 100-year-old historic three-story building housing millions of dollars of rare country music memorabilia, costumes, multiple bars, two stages featuring live music and Southern style comfort food for guests. Open 11 am–3 am daily, this attraction features the longest bar in Music City at over 100 feet. nudieshonkytonk.com

Opry Backstage Grill

The show that made country music famous is now making its mark on okra fries, Tennessee corn bread salad, skillet fried chicken, and pit smoked southern barbecue. Delicious seasonal pies are also available as a frozen treat, the home-baked shake! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as after the show. Located across from the Gaylord Opryland Resort at the Radisson Hotel at Opryland. See the menu at oprybackstagegrill.com.

Rainforest Café

This unique dining concept located in Opry Mills is an adventure through a realistic indoor rainforest with lush foliage, cascading waterfalls and giant aquariums. The menu has Mexican, Italian, Cajun and Caribbean flavors, and ranges from exotic to traditional. The children’s menu will please your little “wild ones”. Don’t forget to stop by the Retail Village for a wide selection of unique souvenirs! Call (615) 514-3000. rainforestcafe.com

Skull’s Rainbow Room

222 Printers Alley. Skull’s Rainbow Room is a tribute to David “Skull” Schulman and the former fine dining establishments of Nashville’s historic Printers Alley. Chef Gannon Leary’s critically acclaimed menu showcases a continental twist on American classics. Premium cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list complement the award winning cuisine. Skull’s pays homage to the entertainment of yesteryear with burlesque and live music nightly. Etta James, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Lee Lewis, and comedian Andy Griffith have all graced the original checker-board stage. skullsrainbowroom.com

The Smiling Elephant

2213 8th Avenue South. Healthy Thai food cooked with olive oil and no MSG. Specialty of the house is Pad Thai. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday. Open for dinner Sat. For more information, call (615) 891-4488 or see thesmilingelephant.com.

Two Twenty • Two Grill and Catering

222 Fifth Avenue South, in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Serving Southern comfort food with a twist, made from fresh, mostly local foods. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, both with great views of downtown. Open Monday-Saturday, 11 am-2:30 pm. Two Twenty • Two 2Go offers soups, salads, sandwiches, bakery items and beverages seven days a week from 9 am-5 pm. The 2Go bar accepts orders by phone and fax. Call (615) 291-6759 or fax (615) 291-6761.